What is this lekky box under the van ? (1 Viewer)

Jul 10, 2017
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Van just parked next to us on site , black cable from external mains point with grey box at end then orange mains cable from this plugged into bollard , what is the grey box ? RCD ? I thought all vans had them on board , just curious .
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The man is busy setting up , I don’t like to interrupt, ob v I will ask him tomorrow when he is less busy , I wouldn’t want to be rude would I ? ? ?
I take it you don’t know , maybe next time you could reply “ I don’t know “
 

RYHALLRED

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Go on, be brave and ask the people in that van what it is. You never now, they may be friendly and want a chat, you can then tell us what the box is :)
 
May 14, 2021
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I’ve seen similar on a number of Dutch van in the past. Not sure what they actually are though. Could it possibly be a splitter system to allow connection of a second cable for cooking outside etc.
 
Aug 10, 2012
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I have a similar lead, it’s a socket on mine to tee off another outdoor cable to whatever appliance etc.
 
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Our eyes have just met across the fresh water service point , it’s a surge protector , man has had his electrics fried before by unreliable on site electrical supply , everyday is a school day !

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Jul 5, 2016
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Yep A class, Installed after reading of different mains issues on here, wired inline using a male/female connector output of the protector stays plugged into the normal input point on the MH & the standard ehu cable connects to the wired input plug of the protector
 

PeterCarole29

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Here is my surge protector

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Whilst in France my inverter stopped working on 240v this posibly could have been caused by a surge.
Can anyone suggest any choices of what to by . I see on Ebay this one is £49 which happy to pay but are there good and then better as not always the case the more you pay the better

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Jul 5, 2016
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Do a search on here for AVS30 quite a few posts
 
Feb 27, 2011
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You can get SPDs for consumer units that make a much neater job. But you need space in your consumer unit or an upgrade to a bigger one.

I am thinking for my next self build to use an SPD and RCBOs .
 
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PeterCarole29

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You can get SPDs for consumer units that make a much neater job. But you need space on your consumer unit or an upgrade to a bigger one.

I am thinking for my next self build to use an SPD and RCBOs .
That may be possible half way through my self build will see what room i have in my consumer unit
 

Lenny HB

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You can get SPDs for consumer units that make a much neater job. But you need space on your consumer unit or an upgrade to a bigger one.

I am thinking for my next self build to use an SPD and RCBOs .
The AVS30 is more than a surge protector, it also protects against under voltage & over voltage it has a timed restart so it doesn't reconnect until the voltage is stable. The settings are programmable.

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Feb 27, 2011
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That may be possible half way through my self build will see what room i have in my consumer unit
This is the one I have bookmarked.

And these RCBOs

I have never used this company but Nick Bundy uses them so....
 
May 10, 2020
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Would one of these be a simple solution wired into your EHU lead?

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The AVS30 is more than a surge protector, it also protects against under voltage & over voltage it has a timed restart so it doesn't reconnect until the voltage is stable. The settings are programmable.
Lenny does it protect against reverse polarity?
 

JJ

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It is one of those latest electrical thingies you see advertised on the Internet...

...it changes the electricity you draw from the mains into the low priced, double phase, stuff which costs a quarter of the usual amount and stops your grey tank water from smelling at the same time.

You need crypto currency to buy it though.

PM me if you need to buy some Bitcoin or the like... :whistle2:


JJ :cool:
 
Sep 10, 2012
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This is what I have in a din box together with a lightning cutout device between ehu connection and consumer unit.
I know it works for under volts because it cut out once and left me wondering why until I checked the display.
 
Feb 19, 2018
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I have a multi plug with a surge protector at home for my computer etc., are they not the same thing? :unsure:

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